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How Céline Dion’s wedding headpiece landed her in the hospital – Entertainment Weekly News

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When Céline Dion married René Angélil in 1994, her intricate tiara made quite an impression — and not just because it was embellished with 2,000 Swarovski crystals.

In a recent Vogue video, the “It’s All Coming Back to Me” singer recalled how the striking headpiece, which reportedly weighed 7 pounds and and was sewn onto her head, ended up sending her to the hospital.

At the time, Dion she felt confident she could “manage the weight” of the tiara, she said. “When you’re so happy, there’s no weight, there’s no problem, there’s no pain.”

Céline Dion and René Angélil on their wedding day.

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The Grammy winner went on to explain that she’d practiced walking down the aisle in her full wedding regalia prior to the ceremony and everything went well… until she arrived at the cathedral on the big day and discovered that it had carpeted floors, not wooden ones like she’d rehearsed.

“I had an immediate face-lift,” Dion joked. “I start to walk and I go like, ‘Am I gonna make it? Am I going to make it to my future husband?’ But like I said, I’m going to run to you. I did.”

That evening, Dion said, everything went “great” and “people [were] happy,” but when she finally removed the tiara, she discovered that she’d sustained a cut on her head “because the pressure was too much.”

The full injury didn’t made its presence truly known until the following morning. “The next day, I wake up, I look at myself in the mirror. I have a [bump] the size of an egg in the middle of my forehead,” she remembered, before quipping, “I looked to my husband and I said, ‘It’s too late now. We’re married.'”

The goose egg was “so huge,” Dion said, that it made her eyes look crossed. “I’m like, ‘Okay, let’s go to the doctor,'” she said. “I had to be on antibiotics for about three weeks.”

Still, even if it resulted in a big lump on her forehead, Dion wouldn’t change a thing about her wedding day. “This is a moment that will be with me for the rest of my life,” she said. “The dress couldn’t have been big enough. I could’ve had three times the size on my head. I could’ve had six different dresses that night, because he was and he still is such a wonderful human being.” (Angélil died in 2016.) “He brought [out] the best of me,” Dion added. “He really did.”

Watch Dion discuss her wedding ensemble and more memorable outfits from her life in the video above.  

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